Assistant Kitchen Manager

What we do

Red Rabbit is a fast growing, mission-driven business that cooks and delivers healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks to tens of thousands of kids at over 150 schools throughout NYC every day.

How we do it

We are a young, energetic company changing the way children eat in school. Each day, we carefully craft dishes from scratch in our kitchen in Harlem and hand deliver them to kids who truly need it. And if we do say so ourselves, our food is pretty much the best food money can buy- in fact virtually every one of us eats Red Rabbit lunch every day!

While our people come from all parts of the world, with different backgrounds and experiences, the thing that brings all of us together is our passion for doing work that matters. It’s hard to articulate what it feels like to integrate passion with your career, but you’ll feel it when you walk in the door. We love what we do; we have high standards; and we seek out the most innovative and brightest people in their category to join our team.

The Position

The Assistant Kitchen Manager (AKM) is an exciting role at Red Rabbit as a part of the kitchen management team that oversees the day-to-day operation of 80 - 100 employees at our 10K sq ft kitchen in Harlem. Areas of execution include kitchen cleanliness and food safety, food prep, hotline, quality control, sourcing and inventory management, menu creation, food cost analysis, nutritional compliance, kitchen organization, and hiring and training. Reporting to the Kitchen Manager, the AKM is responsible for providing technical support to the KM, while exhibiting leadership and direction to kitchen personnel. The AKM manages operations and personnel in the absence of the Kitchen Manager.

Job Requirements

  • Supervise day-day operations of the kitchen teams
  • Ensure accurate packout for all schools
  • Ensure food quality is up to Red Rabbit standards and recipes by regularly evaluating, tasting, and testing the food
  • Perform regular food safety audits and daily food safety checks
  • Track key yield and inventory issues to eliminate waste achieve food cost target
  • Constantly monitor SOPs for kitchen teams
  • Communicate daily reports and expectations to kitchen team
  • Responsible for receiving inventory and quality control
  • Create schedules and monitor labor hours
  • Regularly coach, train, and evaluate employees
  • Ensure all new team members are onboarded and trained properly
  • Assist KM in special projects such as menu creation, sourcing, and future planning

Skills & Experience

  • 1+ years professional culinary experience in a fast paced role either in the service industry (i.e. restaurant management) and/or managing high-volume kitchen production (i.e. commissary kitchen)
  • 1+ years must be in a management or supervisory role of at least 5 hourly direct reports
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper food safety and sanitation practices
  • Must have proficient computer skills and required to use Microsoft Excel, Word, and Google products
  • Must have thorough written, communication, and analytical skills
  • Must be extremely well organized and detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task
  • Must have NYC food handlers license or certificate
  • BA/BS degree in culinary arts a plus
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs on occasion
  • Must be reliable, function well within a team and work calmly and efficiently in a fast moving environment.
  • Must have strong problem solving skills, be comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization
  • Must share our passion for improving nutrition in schools

Salary & Benefits

  • We are Change Agents: What we do...matters.
  • Tuition Loan Repayments: Because 77% of graduates have a loan debt, and we can all use some help.
  • Free Meals: Access to great tasting, made from scratch food.
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance: You want health insurance, we have great affordable options and Dental and Vision are 100% on us!
  • Professional Development: Take a class on us and build upon your skillset.
  • B-Corp Membership: Become a part of the B-Corp community: people using business as a force for good.
  • Leadership Training: We want you to be a part of the whole team, so you will get training on key roles in Red Rabbit.
  • Salary: $42K - $55K
  • Hours: Sunday - Thursday 6 am - 3 pm

About The Company

Red Rabbit is growing fast - together we are changing the way an entire generation approaches food, through our whimsical menus, sustainable business practices and a focus on doing work that matters. If this sounds like the kind of company you want to be a part of, you may be the perfect fit!

Pro tip: When applying to this job, note that we value creativity in thinking and real problem-solving skills. Tell us how you’ve added value to a team in the past and why you want to join Red Rabbit.

Red Rabbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, or sexual orientation.